Juve line up €25m Rafinha bid

Juventus are lining up a €25m move for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.

Despite participating in 33 matches this campaign, the Brazilian midfielder has not established himself in the first team at the Camp Nou and, like his brother Thiago, is rumoured to want to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Marca and El Mundo Deportivo have both picked up on a report in Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport that the Italian champions are prioritising a deal for the 24-year-old.

Rafinha has three years left on his deal with the Catalan club, but with just 18 appearances in La Liga, the Old Lady are eager to test Barca's resolve – the same amount Bayern Munich paid for Thiago in 2013.

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